(from the July 14th, 1974 Issue of Brijabasi Spirit by Amburish das and Radhanatha dasa)

Bahulaban Goshalla Report

“0 bull, you are offenseless and thoroughly honest; therefore I wish all good to you” “The bull Is the emblem of the moral principle and the cow is the representative of the earth. When the bull and the cow are in a joyful mood, it is to be understood that the people of the world are also in a joyful mood. The reason is that the bull helps production of grains in the agricultural field and the cow delivers milk, the miracle of aggregate food values. The human society maintains these two important animals very carefully so that they can wander everywhere in cheerfulness. Surabhi is the name of the cows which exist in the spiritual planets and are especially reared by Lord Krishna Himself. As men are made after the form and features of the Supreme Lord, so also the cows are made after the forms and features of the Surabhi cows in the spiritual kingdom.” Srimad Bhagavatam 1-17, verse and parts of purports.

Beginning with today’s cow protection report we will include a record of total milk given by each individual cow at the Bahulaban Goshalla. Satyabhama became the third cow at New Vrindaban to give 80 lbs. of milk or better in a day (Himavati holds the highest record at 90 (plus) lbs. in a day. 77.9, 76.4, 77.2, 80.8, 72.4, 69.6, 77.4, is Satyabhama’s daily production this week for a total of 531.7 lbs. The rest of the barn, with the latest butterfat records, is as follows: (The butterfat percentage is given first and then the amount in pounds.)
Cow Percentage Amount
Satyabhama 4.0 531.7
Dvaraka 3.3 298.6
Ambika 3.9 359.6
Sati 3.6 256.2
Surabhi 3.8 184.1
Sarasvati 3.5 330.0
Rukmini 4.4 345.2
Laxsmi 3.7 339.2
Bhadra 3.5 416.3
Yasoda 4.4 295.2
Rocana 5.3 298.6
Rabbri 4.5 211.4
Isani 4.6 242.2
Syama 4.0 191.3
Parvati 3.4 509.2
Kaliya 00 176.9
Cintamani 00 490.7

Two weeks ago it was stated that a 4.0 percent test means out of 100 lbs, of milk 4 lbs. is cream. This is incorrect. The correction is this: for every 100 lbs, of milk, 4 lbs, is butterfat, and butterfat directly refers to ghee.

Seventeen cows were milking in the barn this week with these daily totals in pounds:
July,6th 785.1

July,7th 786,8

July,8th 784.5

July,9th 804.1

July 10th 781.3

July 11th 76l.6

and July 12th 796,0

The daily herd average was at 782.7 lbs and the daily average per cow was 46 lbs.
The fly population in the barn has decreased greatly this week by using the Yellow Golden Maldrin fly poison dry on plates and not wet. This seems to maintain the potency of the poison rather than diluting it. Also,, in preparation for Srila Prabhupada’s arrival the old whitewash is being scraped off and a fresh coat is going on. The cowherd boys are very much anticipating the moment when Srila Prabhupada comes to spread His purifying rays of Krishna Prema all over the barn.

Amburish das

Vrindaban Farm Goshalla Report

The statistics this week for the Vrindaban cows is as follows: (in pounds)
Basya Mallika Kunti Himavati
11.1 31.0 29.4 45.0
11.4 32.1 29.4 44.3
11.5 30.6 30.0 45.5
11.2 30.2 29.6 35.5
11.5 30.5 30.6 29.9
10.9 31.5 29.2 33.2
10.2 30.6 27.9 40.5
Totals 77.8 216.5 208.2 213.9
Total for week: 7l6.4 lbs

On Tuesday Mother Himavati was struck with a 107 degree fever (a cow has a normal body temperature of 101.5 to 102.5). She was extremely weak and had a most evident case of mastitis in her two rear quarters and came down 10 pounds of milk from the day before. All of this was discovered when she came back for her night milking after an ordinary day of grazing in the pasture. The next day her body temperature was down to normal but her mastitis has persisted through the present day even after receiving the recommended treatment. By the causeless mercy of the spiritual master, I pray that by His Divine Grace, I may sincerely pray constantly for the desire to care nicely for these sacred cows who are so dearly loved by our Lord Govinda.

Radhanatha das

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